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By Curtin Library 27 March 2020 News & events No Comments »

Our library buildings are closed, but we’re still here for you!

In addition to our existing online resources, we’ve adapted a range of our services to operate online. This includes UniPASS, our academic skills workshops, and the Library Makerspace. You can view the full list of our current available services here.

If you have any questions, you can contact us here via Library Help and we’ll be there to assist.

We’re wishing you the best until we’re able to see you in person again. Stay safe, be kind, we’ll be with you the whole way.

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Curtin Library closures

By Curtin Library 25 March 2020 News & events 2 Comments »

Our libraries will close from Wednesday 25 March 6pm until further notice.

Online services such as the catalogue, study and research guides, and study skills modules are still available.

Where possible, we will adapt our services to be delivered remotely.

More details to come, check our closedown page for more information.


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Lexis Advance database issues

By Curtin Library 24 March 2020 News & events No Comments »

We are currently experiencing some issues with the login to the Lexis Advance databases including the LexisNexis Practical Guidance modules.

We are working with the vendor to resolve the issue. In the meantime, switching to a different browser may enable you to login. Apologies for any inconvenience.

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TL Robertson Library access

By Curtin Library 23 March 2020 News & events No Comments »

As of Tuesday 24 March, TL Robertson Library will be closed to the public. Only Curtin students and staff are permitted to enter, and must have their Curtin ID card to access the building during opening hours.

Semester one tuition-free week opening hours 22 March – 29 March
The Library will be open via swipe access during the times below, no swipe access outside these times.
Monday – Friday 8am – 6pm
Saturday & Sunday 9am – 5pm

It is a condition of entry that you must abide by physical distancing rules.

Thank you for your cooperation.

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Physical distancing at TL Robertson Library

By Curtin Library 23 March 2020 News & events 2 Comments »

To help keep you safe while you study, we’ve introduced physical distancing measures at TL Robertson Library.

We’ve removed seating in line with Australian Government advice on maintaining a physical distance between people.

From Monday 23 March, group study rooms are no longer available in the Library. Existing bookings for group study rooms have been cancelled, with notifications to the email used to place the booking.

The Makerspace is currently closed.

You can find up to date news at COVID-19 advice for Curtin community on the dedicated webpage.

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Opening hours – tuition free week

By Curtin Library 20 March 2020 News & events 4 Comments »

TL Robertson Library opening hours will change during the tuition free week. Make sure you check before visiting the Library!

Semester one tuition-free week opening hours 22 March – 29 March
The Library will be open during the times below, no swipe access outside these times.
Monday – Friday 8am – 6pm
Saturday & Sunday 9am – 5pm

The Library will close at 5pm on Saturday 21 March, with no swipe card access in the evening.

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Suggestion: Temperature and social distancing in the Library

By Curtin Library 16 March 2020 News & events No Comments »

From the suggestion box@Curtin Library…

I really enjoy the library every weekend as i feel it is the best space for me, for my studies. so thank you for making it so.

But I do have a question for you. Why is it so cold in the library? I use the 5th floor quiet study area and it is at least 2 degrees colder in there than other places in the library. Everyone who uses this space always brings a jumper to wear.

Secondly, with the current environment, i’m wondering if you are considering changes to the desk set up. I know Curtin is advising us to stay 2 meters apart, yet most desk set up there is only 1 meter difference. So i was wondering, if you are making changes, if there is any chance that one of the standing desks on level 5 could be moved into the quiet study area? This is of course, pending any possible closure that might be happening.

The Library responds…

Thank you for getting in touch. We are pleased you enjoy using the Library.

Regarding your questions, the temperature of the air conditioning is centrally set at the University and not individually controlled by the Library. We will make sure to pass on your comments to the University Properties area responsible for the air conditioning to investigate.

Secondly, regarding advice from the University to keep distance between yourself and others, beginning tomorrow we will reduce the number of chairs on each level so there is less than 500 on each floor and will be working to create space to allow a distance of 1.5m between people.  At this time, however, we are unable to move the standing desk to another area in the Library.

We apologise for any inconvenience.

Barbara Parnaby
Curtin University Library

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Suggestion: Endnote Update

By Curtin Library 16 March 2020 News & events No Comments »

From the suggestion box@Curtin Library…
Would it be possible to update Endnote to version X9.3.2 so that Mac OSx Catalina users are able to sync their library if choosing to use a computer in the library?

Thank you very much

The Library responds…
Thanks for enquiry. Unfortunately with the latest changes in EndNote, if we upgrade all the Library computers then that will mean anybody using the older versions will have have to upgrade their own versions (something a lot of people don’t want to do yet due to the changes to their EndNote library being so significant.)

Colin Sinclair
Curtin Library

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Use Studiosity for feedback on your first assignment

By Curtin Library 16 March 2020 News & events 2 Comments »

Feeling overwhelmed, or not sure where to start with an assignment?

Students studying first year, second year or postgraduate units can access Studiosity for 24/7 study help.

Use Writing Feedback to get constructive writing feedback. Upload your draft any time and an English subject specialist will send it back to you with comments, suggestions and encouragement for how you can improve your work.

Connect Live offers one-to-one, personal help in real time. Friendly subject specialists are available to help you with tricky study questions in maths, stats, English, assignment research, referencing and more.

Access Studiosity through your Blackboard units.

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After hours workshops

By Curtin Library 28 February 2020 News & events 2 Comments »

We have online, after-hours and weekend workshops running in the next few weeks!

TL Robertson Library:

Activity Date/time
Getting Started with EndNote TUE 3 March, 5.30pm
Oral Presentation Skills TUE 10 March, 5pm
Paraphrasing and Avoiding Plagiarism SAT 14 March, 9am
Wrestling with Referencing SAT 14 March, 10.45am
Searching for your Assignment SAT 14 March, 12.30pm
Getting Started with EndNote SAT 14 March, 1.45pm


Activity Date/time
Getting started with EndNote FRI 6 March, 5pm
Searching for your First Assignment WED 11 March, 5pm
Referencing the Right Way THU 12 March, 5pm
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